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Senior Project Manager (Fixed Term)


Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

The University of Cambridge is one of the World's leading teaching and research Universities.

The University's core student management system, CamSIS, is used by the majority of staff and students across the Collegiate University at some point across the academic year, and manages all core student information. We are embarking on a major programme of improvement to the system and associated business operations and require a motivated and experienced Senior Project Manager to help drive delivery across a range of improvement projects. It is an exciting time to be joining the programme as amongst other work you would be leading a key project to introduce a new user interface to all CamSIS users.

As an experienced Senior Project Manager you will be responsible for projects covering a range of scale and complexity and you must be able to adopt flexible and appropriate PM approaches (e.g. Agile, Iterative, Waterfall, Specialised, etc.) to deliver timely and high quality business improvements to the University. The role will require day-to-day coordination of multi-disciplined analysis, user experience, development, testing and operational teams utilising a range of methods and approaches. You will also work closely our implementation partner. Primarily you will be expected to manage delivery taking an agile/interactive approach to delivery.

You must be an excellent communicator, able to undertake effective liaison with key UIS and University stakeholders, in order to ensure that projects are correctly specified, planned, controlled and delivered in the most beneficial and cost-effective manner, whilst ensuring compliance with UIS and University governance, quality and operational policy and processes.

The role is available now due to the previous Senior Project Manager leaving UIS and is initially limited to 12 months based on the current timescale of the programme. Opportunity to continue beyond 12 months is often possible as new project funding is released.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The closing date for applications is Friday 1 September 2017. It is intended interviews will be held week commencing Monday 4 September 2017

Please quote reference VC13039 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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